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ABC pulls In Case of Emergency

by Anna Johns, posted Apr 16th 2007 1:27PM
in case of emergency; jonathan silverman; greg germann; david arquette
With only one episode left in its run, ABC has yanked In Case of Emergency off the air. The series stars David Arquette, Jonathan Silverman, and Greg Germann as former high school classmates who reunite later in life and discover they're not where they thought they would be at this point in their lives. Last week's episode scored a 1.5 rating, tying with a repeat of Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll.

A repeat of Lost will replace In Case of Emergency this Wednesday at 9 pm.

Even though it's not an official cancellation, it's pretty clear this show is over. ABC also canceled Six Degrees last week. Still on the bubble is What About Brian.

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What's On Tonight: Survivor, Crossing Jordan, Lost, South Park

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 21st 2007 5:03PM
  • BonesAt 8, FOX has a new Bones, then new episodes of American Idol and 'Til Death.
  • ABC has a new George Lopez at 8.
  • CBS has new episodes of Survivor (special night), Criminal Minds, and CSI: NY.
  • NBC has a new Friday Night Lights at 8, then a new Crossing Jordan.
  • There's a new America's Next Top Model on The CW at 8, then a new Pussycat Dolls Presents.
  • At 9, HGTV has a new Design on a Dime.
  • GSN has the special Gameshow Moments Gone Bananas. It's on at 9 too.
  • At 9:30, ABC has a new In Case of Emergency, followed by a new Lost.
  • At 10, Comedy Central has a new South Park, then a new Halfway Home.
  • Bravo has a new Top Design at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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ABC shuffles Wednesday schedule, again

by Brett Love, posted Jan 28th 2007 10:01AM
Knights of ProsperityRemember way back last fall? ABC was knocking heads with the Dancing with the Stars results show at 8 and Lost at 9. Boy, how things have changed. The network has been getting kicked around by everyone since Emmit walked away with the big silver disco ball and Lost went into hibernation.

This past Wednesday was rock bottom. The network found itself in fourth place both in total viewers and the 18-49 demo. Most disturbing was the performance of the new sit-coms Knights of Prosperity and In Case of Emergency. They managed to attract just 3.58 and 2.98 million viewers respectively. They were up against American Idol, but still... Ouch.

ABC's answer? Move Knights of Prosperity to 8:30 and let According to Jim lead off that 9PM hour. Yeah, that should work. It is good news for fans of Knights. Going up against Bones is certainly an easier task than facing Idol, so it would seem that they are at least trying to give the show a fighting chance. Things don't look good for In Case of Emergency though.

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In Case of Emergency's painful session - TCA Report

by Joel Keller, posted Jan 14th 2007 9:05PM
If there's any part of the press tour that's hard it's a situation like this: imagine being in a room with the cast of a show no one really likes much, extolling its virtues to disbelieving ears. To fill the boredom, the uncomfortable stars and creators start cracking jokes that no one thinks are funny. On top of that, there aren't enough questions to fill the time, so reporters start getting creative in order to keep the discomfort level at a minimum.

That's what I got when I sat in on the panel for the new ABC sitcom In Case of Emergency.

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What's on tonight: President Bush, Friday Night Lights, Top Chef

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 10th 2007 5:15PM
  • Top Chef dishAt 8, ABC has two new episodes of According To Jim.
  • CBS has the premiere of Armed & Famous at 8.
  • NBC has a new Friday Night Lights at 8.
  • There's a new Beauty and the Geek on The CW at 8.
  • At 9, President Bush addresses the nation on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, the major cable news outlets, and C-SPAN.
  • A&E starts showing The Sopranos at 9.
  • At 9:30, ABC has a new episode of In Case of Emergency (unless they decide to go with The Knights of Prosperity), followed by a new Primetime.
  • NBC has Deal Or No Deal at 9:30.
  • At 10, NBC has a new ep of Medium.
  • MTV has a new Real World at 10.
  • There's a new Inside the NFL at 10 on HBO.
  • Also at 10: Bravo has a new Top Chef.

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In Case of Emergency: Pilot (series premiere)

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Jan 4th 2007 7:03AM
David Arquette(S01E01) I'm not sure how I feel about this show. It's not bad. It's not good either. It's just there, wallowing in a sea of blandness. Honestly, what was so creative about this show that it deserved to get made? Maybe there's some sharp writing in upcoming episodes that wasn't displayed here. Which would be understandable of course. It is the pilot episode and you need to explain what the show is all about: four high school friends reuniting under unusual circumstances. That's a unique idea... right? Not even close.

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What's on tonight: Knights of Prosperity, Friday Night Lights, Sugar Bowl

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 3rd 2007 5:15PM
  • MediumAt 8, FOX has the Allstate Sugar Bowl.
  • CBS has a new King of Queens at 8.
  • PBS has the premiere of Wired Science at 8, followed by a new American Masters on Annie Leibovitz.
  • ABC has two new episodes of According To Jim at 8, followed by the premieres of The Knights of Prosperity and In Case of Emergency, then a new Primetime.
  • NBC has new episodes of Friday Night Lights, Deal Or No Deal, and Medium.
  • The CW has the two hour season premiere of Beauty and the Geek at 8.
  • At 9, Court TV has a new Forensic Files.
  • At 10, HBO has a new Inside The NFL.
  • TV Land continues their M*A*S*H marathon.

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Day Break to end early?

by Brett Love, posted Dec 6th 2006 3:24PM
taye diggsABC unveiled their new Wednesday night schedule yesterday, as Anna reported here. The big news is, of course, Lost moving to 10PM to duck American Idol and Criminal Minds. Gideon wins the Wednesday night slugfest by forfeit, I think. Crazy island adventure aside, aren't you wondering where Day Break went?

When Knights of Prosperity and In Case Of Emergency kick off on January 3rd at 9PM there will still be five more episodes of Brett Hopper's bad day. Could it be that the terrible ratings have finally caught up with the show and ABC is going to quit while they're behind? The other option is moving the show, but at this point I'm not sure the numbers will even allow them to do that.

They could stick a repeat Grey's Anatomy in any of the slots and easily get twice the audience. Added to that, there are still episodes of The Nine and Six Degrees in the can that are just as, if not more, deserving of any open slot. Day Break may be destined for the internet, and a complete series DVD set.

[ via Variety.com ]

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ABC has an Emergency

by Adam Finley, posted Aug 21st 2006 8:01PM

abcIn Case of Emergency, a new dark comedy, is slated to appear sometime this year on ABC. If you want to see David Arquette, Lori Loughlin, Jonathan Silverman, Jackson Bond, and Kelly Hu play old high school friends whose lives turned out really crappy, then I guess this is the show you've been dreaming of, Jimmy. The press release doesn't tell us a whole lot about the show, other than it sounds like it'll be venturing into some "dark comedy" territory (one friend tries to commit suicide but shoots himself in the foot instead). It looks decent enough on paper, we'll see how it looks once it hits the air.

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ABC offers a preview of its fall schedule

by Anna Johns, posted May 31st 2006 11:41AM
abc logoYou can get a really good idea of ABC's fall schedule right here, where Yahoo! has posted clips from 12 of ABC's new shows for the fall. Clips include Brothers & Sisters (Calista Flockhart), Day Break (Taye Diggs), Men in Trees (Anne Heche), The Nine (Scott Wolf), Six Degrees (created by J.J. Abrams), Traveler, Betty the Ugly, Big Day, Help Me Help You (Ted Danson), In Case of Emergency, Let's Rob..., and Notes from the Underbelly.

Some early thoughts after the jump:

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ABC picks up 3 dramas, 3 sitcoms

by Anna Johns, posted May 11th 2006 8:14AM
abc logoAhead of next week's Upfronts, where the networks lay out their fall schedules, ABC has announced it's picking up a handful of new dramas and sitcoms for next fall. Also, NBC is expected to pick up Tina Fey's new comedy and put it on Thursday nights. Oh, and NBC canceled Teachers. Shocker.

Details, details, details on ABC's pick-ups:
  • The Nine, a drama following the aftermath of hostages in a bank robbery;
  • Six Degrees, a drama about six strangers brought together by mysterious circumstances (Identity meets Lost?);
  • Day Break, a drama starring Taye Diggs as a cop who tries to figure out who tried to kill him;
  • In Case of Emergency, a comedy starring David Arquette, Greg Germann and Jonathan Silverman as a group of high school buddies who reunite when their lives intersect in some sort of comedic way;
  • Help Me Help You, a comedy starring Ted Danson as a troubled celebrity shrink;
  • Notes from the Underbelly, a comedy about how the life of a couple changes as they're expecting their first child.
There is a lot more speculation about the fall schedules for all the networks here in The Hollywood Reporter.

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More familiar faces sign on to network pilots

by Anna Johns, posted Feb 27th 2006 9:04AM
regina king pilotNames like Regina King, Madeleine Stowe, Christine Taylor and Jonathan Silverman should add some clout to all sorts of dramas and comedies being planned by the networks for next fall.

Here is the latest casting news from The Hollywood Reporter:

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